Monday, October 27, 2008

Wealth Redistribution in Practice...

Reader Gina P. passes this little story along:
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read “Vote Obama, I need the money.” I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on an Obama 08 tie, again I laughed - just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need - the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept
than in practical application.
I am so looking forward to Obama's wealth redistribution plans...

Your Morning Ponders...

Sent along by Simi L., who obviously has an inquiring mind:
  1. If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times,does he become disoriented?

  2. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

  3. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

  4. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

  5. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

  6. Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

  7. When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

  8. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a racing car not called a racist?

  9. Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?

  10. Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

  11. Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?

  12. 'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence?

  13. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

  14. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

  15. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks?

  16. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the postmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

  17. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

  18. No one ever says, 'It's only a game' when their team is winning.

  19. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE

  20. Isn't making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?

  21. OK ... so if the Jacksonville Jaguars are known as the 'Jags' and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known as the ' Bucs,' what does that make the Tennessee Titans?

  22. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea, does that mean that one enjoys it?

  23. Why if you send something by road it is called a shipment, but when you send it by sea it is called cargo?

  24. If a convenience store is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the door?

Your Morning SIgh...

And one more, again sent along by Jim M.:
Doctors opinions on the Democrat's Universal Health Plan:

When a panel of doctors was asked their opinion on the proposed Universal
Health Care program, here's what they had to say:

The Allergists voted to scratch it, and the Dermatologists advised not to
make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the
Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve, and the
Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.

The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the Pathologists
yelled, 'Over my dead body!' while the Pediatricians said, 'Oh, grow up!'

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, the Radiologists could
see right through it, and the Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the
whole thing.

The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic
Surgeons said, 'This puts a whole new face on the matter.'

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists felt the
scheme wouldn't hold water. The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was
a gas, and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say anything.

In the end, the Proctologists left the decision up to some ass in the

Obanomics Illustrated...

Sent along by several readers, but Jim M. was first: